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Formed: 2008
From: Gatineau, Canada
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Mortor News

Below is our complete Mortor news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Mortor Announces "Burn Up The Dead"

Where the fast tempo, complex guitar riffs of thrash meet the brutality of death metal, you will find Canada's Mortor.

After launching two pulverizing albums back to back ("Metal Ride" in 2010 and "Shoot 'Em Up" in 2012), the war metal household that is Mortor fell back to recharge its line up and compose a third album.

Now, Mortor returns with "Burn Up The Dead," due out April 21st via CDN Records. Pre-orders are now online at this location and the full track listing is as follows:

1. Pleasure of Hate
2. Cross the Line
3. Burn up the Dead
4. A Place in Hell
5. Hail Guns
6. Executioner
7. Fubar
8. Time to Rise
9. Parasite
10. Bloody Mess
11. Cattle Ride
12. Get My Gun More...

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Mortor Returns From Hiatus

Canadian death / thrash outfit Mortor announces an official return today, with a new lineup and a new album titled "Burn Up The Dead" on the way. The band will return to the stage for the first time in Ottawa alongside Brazil’s Nervosa on August 3rd in Ottawa.

A teaser video showcasing a sample of the new album, alongside the cover artwork, can now be seen below. The band had been on hiatus since July of 2013. More details around the return, as well as the album's release release date, are expected soon.

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Asher Media Offering Free Sampler

Asher Media Relations, which represents some of Canada's best up and coming metal talents, is proud to offer a holiday sampler to fans near and far to head bang their season greetings.

Featuring nineteen tracks of AMR's 2012 roster, the sampler showcases metal genres ranging from brutal death, thrash, power, prog to folk, and a taste of some heavy rock. Download the sampler for free via Bandcamp here or listen in the player below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Titans Eve - Destined To Die 03:08
2. Adrenechrome - Titans Fall 03:18
3. Chariots of The Gods - Tides of War 03:20
4. Auroch - From Forgotten Worlds 04:35
5. Tribune - The Succubus 03:14
6. Mortor - Under The Flag 03:00
7. Psychostick - Jolly Old Sadist 03:24
8. Dark Century - Kill The Crowd 03:55
9. XUL - Mastication of Putrescent Empyrean Remains 05:14
10. Odium - No Way Out 04:18
11. Vesperia - Pints Held High 04:21
12. Scythia - Sailor's Accolade 03:19
13. Edge of Attack - Forever 03:46
14. All Else Fails - This Burden of Life 05:13
15. The Rabid Whole - Future 03:56
16. Arcane Saints - Never Say Die 04:07
17. Project Mars - Hey! 03:07
18. New Jacobin Club - My Smile 02:36
19. The In & Outs - Sleepy Sheep 03:35 More...

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Axis Of Metal Releases Second Compilation

Axis of Metal has now released a second free online compilation (check out the first one here), which can be streamed or downloaded via Bandcamp or in the player below. Axis of Metal also commented:

"Axis Of The Underground Volume 2 will treat your eardrums to the thrashiest of metal, heinous black metal, putrid death metal, empowering traditional metal, methodical doom metal, boundary pushing progressive metal, the grooviest of groove metal, avant-garde madness, and bouncy folk metal among many other genres and incarnations of heavy sounds.

"We’ve loaded our heavy metal shotgun and are discharging the most comprehensive of compilations to satisfy even the pickiest of nay-sayers and nitpickers. Axis Of The Underground is our way to give back to the genre that has brought all of us years and years of elation and enjoyment. So sit back, crack a cold one, or roll a herbal cigarette and hit play on the bandcamp player below, and be prepared to be whisked away to a heavy metal nirvana. "

1. Obduracy - Virtue And Vice 04:38
2. Razorwyre - Knights Of Fire 03:23
3. Wings Denied - Clockwork 04:50
4. Desultor - Black Monday 03:13
5. Monsterworks - Freewill 04:28
6. Rusted Brain - Caught In The Fire 02:29
7. Scythia - Sailor's Accolade 03:19
8. Symptom - Into The Scalding Spring 05:43
9. Eryn Non Dae - Hidden Lotus 06:12
10. Lich King - In The End, Devastation 04:36
11. Cultfinder - Archangel Burial 02:51
12. Derelict - Shackles Of Indoctrination 05:14
13. Infiltrator - Crush The False 05:59
14. Mares Of Thrace - The Gallwasp 04:36
15. Cryptopsy - Damned Draft Dodgers 03:57
16. Entropy - Encryption 07:11
17. Auroch - From Forgotten Worlds 04:35
18. Fatality - Thrash Fuck Eat Sleep 05:25
19. Gypsy Chief Goliath - St. Covens Tavern 05:56
20. Adrenechrome - Titans Fall 03:18
21. Invective - Systemic 03:22
22. Dire Omen - Deserving Of Ash 03:09
23. Mortor - Under The Flag 03:00
24. Bushwhacker - Forest Lord 08:09
25. Abstract Violence - S.N.M. 03:25
26. Seprevation - Sea Of Thoughts 03:02
27. Luna Azure - Meadows Of Spring 06:43 More...

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Mortor To Play HSR's Moshpit Warfare

Canadian death thrashers Mortor are proud to announce they will be performing at this year's Hammer Smashed Radio's Moshpit Warfare taking place on November 17th in Ottawa, ON at Cafe Dekcuf. Mortor will be performing alongside headliners Immersed, Wretchedpain, ...From The Deep, and Accursed Creation.

HSR is offering a free download compilation of all the bands performing at bandcamp here or through the player below.

Mortor unleashed the new 14 track death thrash album "Shoot 'Em Up" last month, which is the follow-up to 2010's debut "Metal Ride." The album was recorded at Garage Studios by Christian Donaldson (Cryptopsy) and engineered by Mathieu Marcotte (Augury), both whom also made guest guitar solo appearances on tracks "Point Black" (guitar solo by Donaldson) and "For Glory" (guitar solo by Marcotte).

"Shoot 'Em Up" is available through bandcamp at this location. More...

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Mortor Announces Ontario Shows

Canadian death thrashers Mortor, who are gearing up for the release of their new album "Shoot 'Em Up" on September 18th, have announced they will be performing upcoming Ontario dates. Local fans will be able to get exclusive advance copies of Mortor's new album at the show. You can also listen to the new track "Under The Flag" in the player below.

Mortor will also be performing a live set along with an interview tonight (Thursday, Aug 23rd) on CKCU 93.1FM's show Ottawa Live, which can be heard online at this location.

Recorded at Garage Studios by Christian Donaldson (Cryptopsy) and engineered by Mathieu Marcotte (Augury), "Shoot 'Em Up" includes 14 tracks of blistering speed, crushing riffs, and trademark catchy hooks and is the follow up to the band's 2010 gut wrenching annihilator "Metal Ride." The band's upcoming live shows are:

September 8, 2012 - The Atria - Oshawa, ON w/ Dead 3 Days
September 9, 2012 - Mavericks - Ottawa, ON - w/ Kreator, Swallow The Sun, From The Deep More...

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Mortor Offering Free Download Of New Song

Ottawa, ON death thrashers Mortor are gearing up for the release of their new album "Shoot 'Em Up" on Tuesday, September 18th and are now unleashing to fans a free download of the first single "Under The Flag." Check out the song in the YouTube clip below, or snag the track for download at bandcamp here. The following press release was also issued about the album:

"Recorded at Garage Studios by Christian Donaldson (Cryptopsy, Mythosis) and engineered by Mathieu Marcotte (AUGURY), Shoot 'Em Up includes 14 tracks of blistering speed, crushing riffs, and trademark catchy hooks and is the follow up to the band's 2010 gut wrenching annihilator 'Metal Ride.'

"In additional news, the band will be opening up for German thrash metal legends Kreator and Finnish death / doom metal band Swallow The Sun in their home town of Ottawa on Sunday, September 9th at Mavericks (221 Rideau St.) and will be sharing with local fans exclusive advance copies of their new album at the show." More...

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Mortor Reveals "Shoot 'Em Up" Details

Ottawa death-thrash warriors Mortor have announced the release of “Shoot ‘em Up,” the group's first recording since 2010’s "Metal Ride" and first to feature new members Antonin (Lead Guitar) and Jay (Drums).

The record is slated for release on Sunday, September 9th, with a special CD release party that sees the group acting as direct support for Kreator and Swallow the Sun. A trailer of the new record can be heard here.

Recorded at Garage Studos by Christian Donaldson (Cryptopsy) and engineered by Mathieu Marcotte (Augury), "Shoot 'Em Up" includes the following 14 tracks:

1. Intro
2. Under the Flag
3. Eat Lead
4. Shoot ‘Em Up
5. Clusterfuck
6. Trigger Happy
7. Locked and Loaded
8. Infidels
9. Whiskey Surgery
10. Days of our Knives
11. For Glory
12. Point Blank
13. The Bonesaw
14. Let’s Deflagrate

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Mortör Posts Sophomore Album Trailer

Canadian death thrashers Mortör posted up a new album trailer for the band's forthcoming sophomore effort entitled "Shoot'em Up." The album is scheduled for release on September 9, 2012. The album marks the first since the 2010 debut "Metal Ride."

Check out the trailer here:

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